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AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS. This leadership story explores the forefront of the AIDS housing struggle, and outlines some ongoing challenges.

AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS.

This case is intended to help students explore the strategies associations and non-profit organizations can use to significantly change the environment in which they operate and thus the services they provide the public.

On November 6, 2006, the night before a public advisory vote on whether to fluoridate the water supply in Skagit County, Washington, Tracy Garland, the president and CEO of the Washington Dental Se

Traces the unsuccessful efforts of many, in and out of government, to solve lead poisoning of poor New York City children. Gordon Chase confronts the dilemma.

This case traces the efforts of a variety of individuals, in and out of government, to solve the lead poisoning problem in New York City.

This case contains themes pertinent to policy analysis, science and public policy, public management, and ethics. It can facilitate a rich discussion that can last 45-70 minutes, but it is suitable to shorter, more focused discussion of specific issues as well.

This case describes the decision by administrators at San Jose State University to ban blood drives on campus and the aftermath of that decision.

Bottlenecks and poor use of personnel severely limit service at a rural clinic, greatly inconveniencing patients and staff. Students learn how to analyze resource imbalances and alter policies and production flow to improve service.

"The Overcrowded Clinic" is an excellent case to introduce graduate students to simple process analysis and process improvement.

After 5 cyclist fatalities in 16 months, city leaders decided something needed to be done.

Bicycling and Coast City is a comprehensive case study based upon a fictionalized city on the central coast of a Western state.

This case serves as a basis for class discussion of why good policy ideas might fail to be implemented or taken up on the agenda. Dr. Viau’s perspective allows students to consider the strategic planning and framing necessary in developing, presenting, and advocating a policy idea in a complex environment.

Dr. Albert Viau has developed a national physician’s assistant program to help solve the problem of rural health service delivery in Republica, a mountainous Central American country.

The hospital must cut costs, and shift from a primary nursing model of patient care to an integrated practice model. This case explores working with a grant to reorganize, and to implement new programs with an interdisciplinary approach.

The case takes place in Beth Israel Hospital, an institution with highly progressive top management, and details a hospital's transition from the primary nursing model of patient care to an integra

This is a complex, multi-dimensional case that forces students to step outside comfortable boundaries in health care, public health, public policy, and community development.

Wyandotte County, Kansas consistently ranks near the bottom in health outcomes in the state. It is also one of the state’s poorest, most diverse counties.

Set in rural Wyoming, this is a multi-faceted consolidation case, which depicts the efforts of Holy Family Hospital and Gorsich General Hospital to reduce operating costs by combining services.